Making sauce is a sacred ritual in Italian-American homes across the country. Olive oil, onions, garlic, salt, hot pepper seeds, tomatoes, fresh basil, sausage, ground beef, and a little sugar to cut down on the acid. No recipes allowed! Just a relationship with each of these ingredients and a desire to extend love and hospitality to our families on easy Sunday afternoons. Let’s entrust all of the various elements of our complex human lives to the hands of the master chef who will spend as many years as it takes to make of us a perfect sauce capable of nourishing others and creating family wherever we go (cf. Jer 18:6). Ave Crux, Spes Unica.
April 1, 2023
Published by Brother Phil and Ben
Phillip Smith and Benjamin Rossi established The Voice of Moreau blog on September 15, 2018. View all posts by Brother Phil and Ben
4 thoughts on “April 1, 2023”
Kudos, dear brother, for honoring the humble “sauce” or “gravy” (depending on revered family traditions). Each chef has a take on the sauce — from the peppery Amatriciana and Fra Diavolo to the milder yet elevated marinara — and each has an occasion, celebration, and faithful devotees.
Thank you dear brother. A friend once made me pasta pomodoro – I love that guy!
Grazie e buon appetito! May our Master Chef bring you to full flavor this Easter season.
Amen amen! Thank you Margie!